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Fruit of the Spirit: “Gentleness”

  Fruit of the Spirit: “Gentleness” A Message on 2 Timothy 2:22-26 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church July 15, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   2 Timothy 2:22-26 (NRSV) Shun youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing […]

Fruit of the Spirit: “Faithfulness”

  Fruit of the Spirit: “Faithfulness” A Message on Luke 16:1-13 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church July 8, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Luke 16:1-13 (NRSV)   Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his […]

Fruit of the Spirit: “Goodness”

  Fruit of the Spirit: “Goodness” A Message on Romans 8:28-30 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church July 1, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Romans 8:28-30 (NRSV)   28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom […]

Fruit of the Spirit: “Kindness”

  Fruit of the Spirit: “Kindness” A Message on Ephesians 4:29-32 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church June 24, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Ephesians 4:29-32 (NRSV)   Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give […]

Fruit of the Spirit: “Patience”

Fruit of the Spirit: “Patience” A Message on Psalm 37:7-11 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church June 17, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Psalm 37:7-11 (NRSV)   Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him;    do not fret over those who prosper in their way,    over those who carry out evil devices. Refrain […]

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Another Side of Sunday: “Peace”

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 ESV Pastor Bonnie reminded us Sunday, peace is only one part of the fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is one fruit with nine different characteristics. We […]

Fruit of the Spirit: “Joy”

  Note: The photos show artwork created by a young congregation member during the message. Fruit of the Spirit: “Joy” A Message on 1 Peter 1:3-9 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church June 3, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 1 Peter 1:3-9 (NRSV)   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! […]

Fruit of the Spirit: “Love”

  Fruit of the Spirit: “Love” A Message on 1 Corinthians 13 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church May 27, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   1 Corinthians 13 (NRSV)   If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging […]

Another Side of Sunday

“You are the light of the world. …” Matthew 5:14 ESV Jesus tells His disciples: You are the light of the world. There is a spiritual reality wrapped up in His words which should have you shaking in your boots. We alone. Those who follow Jesus. Are the only light in a very dark world. Have you […]

After Easter: “Go and Make Disciples”

  After Easter: “Go and Make Disciples” A Message on Matthew 28:16-20 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church May 6, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 28:16-20 (NRSV)   Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some […]